Target: George Furey, Speaker of the Canadian Senate
Goal: Protect trans people in Canada by making discrimination and harassment against them illegal.
A new bill in Canada will ban discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression, providing protections for trans people across the country. The bill is expected to pass with ease in the House but may still struggle in the Senate. Demand Senate leaders step up to protect trans people in Canada by passing this bill.
Similar bills have been introduced in the past, but this is the first one to be officially sponsored and introduced by the government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The aim of the bill is to expand already existing anti-discrimination human rights legislation to protect trans people from discrimination and harassment.
Crimes against trans people would be classified as hate crimes under this new legislation. Trans people and trans issues have become more debated and accepted in recent years thanks to work by activists. It’s vital that we afford these people the same protections as everyone else. By signing this petition, you will urge officials to pass this legislation and take a stand for trans people.
Dear Mr. Speaker,
A new bill seeks to make discrimination against and harassment of people based on their gender identity or gender expression illegal. This new bill would protect the human rights of transgender citizens across the country.
It is imperative that this law is passed in order to ensure that trans people are fully protected from discrimination. We, the undersigned, urge you to advocate for the passage of this initiative.
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